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by daybreaking
Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:35 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 11 yo can only spell a few words
Replies: 7
Views: 2421

Re: 11 yo can only spell a few words

If he is struggling that much with dictation and he hadn't finished the spelling lists, I would drop the dictation and go back to the spelling lists. I'm not sure what Carrie recommends, but I would not move on in the spelling lists until he can get all of the words correctly for a given list. I do ...
by daybreaking
Sun Oct 18, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Finish Both Spelling Lists Before Dictation?
Replies: 5
Views: 1258

Re: Finish Both Spelling Lists Before Dictation?

You might find this post helpful, especially Carrie's response encouraging the OP to complete the spelling lists before starting dictation:

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by daybreaking
Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: "I'm Bored"
Replies: 5
Views: 1566

Re: "I'm Bored"

My son just turned 13. We have the opposite problem ... he never feels there are enough hours in the day to do the things he wants to do. :) His interests are too many to list, but just to give you some suggestions, he enjoys music-related activities, science kits, erector or other construction sets...
by daybreaking
Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: White Boards for Lefties?
Replies: 14
Views: 2396

Re: White Boards for Lefties?

I thought I'd add that it might also help to have your daughter hold the board up slightly (at a 30-45 degree angle), leaning it against the side of the table while resting the base on her abdomen. I noticed my son doing that yesterday and thought it might help in your situation. :)
by daybreaking
Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: White Boards for Lefties?
Replies: 14
Views: 2396

Re: White Boards for Lefties?

I've taught my righties to use the white board without having their hand touch it. It took some getting used to, as well as several days of reminders, but it was worth the effort, as it is very helpful for keeping their hands clean. Often, I'll have them filling in blanks on the whiteboard and if I...
by daybreaking
Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:56 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: White Boards for Lefties?
Replies: 14
Views: 2396

Re: White Boards for Lefties?

I've taught my righties to use the white board without having their hand touch it. It took some getting used to, as well as several days of reminders, but it was worth the effort, as it is very helpful for keeping their hands clean. Often, I'll have them filling in blanks on the whiteboard and if I ...
by daybreaking
Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Today was ROUGH!!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3042

Re: Today was ROUGH!!!!!

I love your honesty and I appreciate you sharing!!! I chuckled when I read your post, as I think we can all relate to those "not so wonderful" days. For us, I find there's always a learning curve to getting back to our routine. Once we're on it, things run much more smoothly, but there's definitely ...
by daybreaking
Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Alternatives to "Screen Time"
Replies: 15
Views: 3112

Re: Alternatives to "Screen Time"

No need to be embarrassed! We've all had areas in which we've struggled and we all have room to grow. :) One of the ways we manage screen time is we simply don't have a lot available to our children in our house. We have consciously chosen not to have any kind of gaming systems, iPads, iPhones, cabl...
by daybreaking
Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: More challenging spelling list for BLHFHG
Replies: 14
Views: 3283

Re: More challenging spelling list for BLHFHG

The words on the spelling lists are the same in Beyond and Bigger. You would need the Bigger guide if you want to move into dictation :) I don't have my manual near me right now but I think Beyond only has one spelling list and Bigger actually has two. But again, I am not near my manual and I could...
by daybreaking
Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Dictation notebooks
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

Re: Dictation notebooks

We cover the previous passage with a folded piece of white paper.
by daybreaking
Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: DD Wants Public School
Replies: 20
Views: 4069

Re: DD Wants Public School

I tell my dc they can be a witness every single day! A witness to their little brother by getting up and doing their Bible Quiet Time each morning, a witness to the elderly lady they get the door for, a witness to the waitress by being thankful for her service at a restaurant, a witness to the neig...
by daybreaking
Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: End of chap. ?? A First Book in Am. History
Replies: 2
Views: 827

Re: End of chap. ?? A First Book in Am. History

I asked Carrie this question a few years ago and this was her answer: ~~~~~ Re: History in Bigger is draaaaging... Postby Carrie » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:06 pm daybreaking, This is a great question! :D You do not need to be doing the questions in the Eggleston book at the end of the readings. The follow...
by daybreaking
Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Missing Item from Chemistry 500 Kit
Replies: 1
Views: 615

Re: Missing Item from Chemistry 500 Kit

Several years ago, we bought the Chemistry C1000 kit for a Christmas present for our son (before we knew HOD would be using the C500 one). He accidentally dropped the litmus solution, so I contacted Thames and Kosmos through their website. They promptly e-mailed me back and explained how to order a ...
by daybreaking
Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: U.S. History in Preparing and CTC?
Replies: 7
Views: 1064

Re: U.S. History in Preparing and CTC?

I live in NY state, so I thought I'd pop in and add to the discussion. The regulations are worded poorly, but the bottom line is you don't need to cover United States history each year. If you look a bit further down the regulations, it states: (iii) The following courses shall be taught at least on...
by daybreaking
Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: CTC Unit 12 - Population of Bethlehem
Replies: 8
Views: 1099

Re: CTC Unit 12 - Population of Bethlehem

I think the US census is for Bethlehem, PA. I think Bethlehem, Israel is between 25K and 30K currently. Oh, my, you are correct about the US one!! :oops: It's strange that the numbers in A Child's Geography are so far off from the correct ones. I've noticed a few other errors and/or maps that don't...